Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Grand Park

Updated: 8-18-2016

Mt. Rainier Park and the Grand Park hike is always a great one and going the backway is much shorter than if you started at the Sunrise area. Thanks to Dennis Long for the photos.
View from Grand Park @ Dennis Long
On the way up is Lake Eleanor @ Dennis Long
Bog Gentian end of summer flower @ Dennis Long
Zoomed in view of Fremont Lookout @ Dennis Long
Always time to relax in the meadow @ Dennis Long
Driving directions: Drive state Route 410 about 24 miles east of Enumclaw and just past the viewpoint of Mount Rainier turn right onto Forest Service Road No. 73. Drive 10 miles to sign that says “Eleanor Creek.” There is not a trailhead sign but park on the right and you will see a boot path on the left. Walk a short distance and you will see sign that you have entered the National Park.

Trail stats: 8.5 miles roundtrip (towards the end of the meadow)  and about 1500 foot elevation gain.

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